We live in a fast-paced, noisy world. Yesterday, I hesitated for a brief moment after the stoplight had turned green and was awakened from my solitude by a chorus of horns! We’re in a hurry. Signs and slogans give credence to the fact that we’re on the run and out of time. Fast Service. No Waiting. One Hour Cleaners. Quick Cuts. Minute Lube. We’re the only nation in the world with a mountain named Rushmore.
It’s often difficult to find those precious moments of silence, and so easy to get caught up in the intensity of life and busy schedules. But times of solitude are as necessary to our well-being as breathing. Take a moment to consider how you might find time for a refreshing respite.